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Obama on Israel

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Submitted by Ilbert Phillips (United States), May 27, 2011 at 05:21

I believe that when one has a Muslim parent, the likelihood of that person being naturally pro-Israel is very unlikely. The hatred of Jews by Muslims, in general, runs deep in that community. President Obama's proclivities pushes him toward the Muslim world, even if he calls himself a Christian. Because he refuses to accept emotionally the negative impact a literal reading of the Koran inspires the militants, terrorists, Islamofacists (probably because his father and step-father did not peach or practice those provisions) Obama seems to have a blind spot when it comes to Israel and the war of words between Israel and the Arabs. He really does not seem to understand that since the Arabs have lost every physical war with Israel, the propaganda war is the only one in which they can get their victories.

Every time he adopts their position, it is a small victory for the Arabs and it infuriates the Israelis, and therefore, a majority of the American Jews. There is a battle in the Jewish Community about Obama. I personally thought he was a disaster when running for office. His language about Israel was too squirrelly, to Arabs. My assessment was correct. Many of my Jewish family members who supported Obama feel betrayed.

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